Pediatric Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee formed in June of 2020 to guide the Department’s efforts in increasing diversity and equity among faculty, trainees and staff, and providing a more inclusive environment to educate, discover, and heal. The committee seeks to foster advocacy and allyship within the program, institution, and region by committing itself to promoting health and wellness through innovation in education, research, and patient care.
We express our commitment to diversity by:
· Recruiting and training a diverse Pediatric Housestaff and Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows
· Recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
· Fostering an environment of inclusion and respect while promoting open dialogue and communication
· Providing an educational curriculum that focuses on diversity and inclusion as well as health promotion, health equity, and social determinants of health.
· Encouraging and supporting culturally relevant scholarly activities, that acknowledge and respect systems of healing that emerge from different traditions, and providing a culturally humble, inclusive, and respectful environment.
· Delivering culturally relevant and respectful care to all patients
Our DEI Committee is working on the development and implementation of several initiatives for our Department. Please check back for updates on our progress and programs as they develop.
Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Department of Pediatrics is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our educational, research, and clinical missions. We value the diversity of our staff, faculty, and trainees, and are committed to maintaining a respectful and inclusive environment in which all feel accepted, safe, empowered, and supported to reach their full potential. We believe that all children must grow and develop in a world that prizes their individual dignity and does not create systemic barriers that impede their success. Our goal is to provide high-quality healthcare to our patients, their families, and the community, across all intersections of identity from race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, and many other dimensions, reflecting the diversity and richness of culture of Tucson and Southern Arizona. We will strive to be leaders in our equity and inclusion efforts and to create a learning and work environment where everyone can use their distinct skills and talents to make a difference in our community and beyond.
Anyone who experiences or is aware of discriminatory conduct is urged to report the concern without delay. The Nondiscrimination and Anti-harassment Policy strictly prohibits retaliation of any kind against an individual based on reporting a discrimination concern or participating in a resulting investigation.